Hervy - Quenardel
L'Authentique 2008 Grand CruMontagne de Reims - Verzenay
Chardonnay 50% Pinot Noir 50%
Dinner aperitif Shellfish Risotto Fish Poultry Soft cheese (Brie)
It is a rich and structured Champagne, marked by its year of birth and its aging, it belongs to the "gastronomic" register and will find its audience among lovers of food and champagne pairings.
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Serving and food pairingsMaintain the service temperature between 8 and 10 ° C and present this Cuvée in a wine glass. We can easily find alliances with poultry and fairly firm fish and accompanied by sauce (butter, cream). Risotto is undoubtedly another track to follow, but also flambé crustaceans, flavored with Tonka bean for example, as well as Norman cheeses (Pont L’évêque, Livarot).
Visual analysisL’Authentique 2008 features a fairly deep pale yellow colour. It is discreetly animated by fine and regular bubbles. The visual presentation announces structure and energy.
Olfactory analysisThe first nose immediately takes us on a journey. We perceive vanilla, very ripe pineapple, some exotic fruits too.
Then the northern origins, express aromas like spring honey, pear, butter. Later it’s the turn of white pepper and citrus zest to recall our olfactory memory. It is a complex nose, the expression of a wine that seems to have a lot to tell.
Taste analysisThe initial impact on the palate is both complex and sharp. We simultaneously perceive the acidity, the effervescence and the tannins of the Cuvée. It opens on a robust, tense, very structured mouth. The consistency of the wine generates a feeling of concentration, with a tight, dense texture. This structure, enhanced by the aging in oak barrels tends to dominate the effervescence and dosage, offers a Burgundian character to the whole.
The finalThe finish is complex and sapid. It turns out to be mineral, acidic, tannic, effervescent, slightly sweet ...
Incredibly baroque and inviting to eat!